Tag Archive: Desktop

Facebook Messenger getting a desktop app, end-to-end encryption, and more

Facebook’s also creating a new version of the mobile app that’s smaller/faster.

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world, and in a now-removed blog post published ahead of its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced a heap of new features and changes coming to the platform later this year.

First on the list, Facebook is creating another version of the Messenger mobile app. Referred to as “Project LightSpeed”, the app will  [Read More…]

Google Chrome for desktop is getting a distraction-free Reader Mode

Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon.

Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. As its name suggests, Reader Mode facilitates distraction-free reading by stripping out ads, animations, and other background content from a page, leaving only the text and article images.

As spotted by ZDNet, the reader mode is now live in the Chrome  [Read More…]

Grab the WD Elements 8TB desktop hard drive at its lowest price

Running out of space? Add a few more terabytes.

The WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 desktop hard drive is down to $ 129.99 at Newegg when you use coupon 43DPC7 during checkout. Shipping is $ 6.99 but even at $ 137, it’s the lowest we’ve ever seen it go. The drive regularly sells for $ 150 at Amazon, though you can get it for $ 140 there right now.

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Store more with the WD Elements 6TB desktop hard drive at its lowest price

Running low on storage? Add a few more terabytes.

The WD Elements 6TB USB 3.0 desktop hard drive is down to $ 99.99 on Amazon. This drive averages around $ 125 and the drop to $ 100 is a match for its lowest ever. Up until late last year, in fact, we’d never seen it fall far below $ 130. This price is matching a one-day deal at B&H, so we expect it won’t last too long.

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Add 3TB to your desktop with the WD Elements hard drive on sale for $70

Save big and add more space!

The WD Elements 3TB USB 3.0 desktop hard drive is down to $ 69.99 at B&H. The deal is part of B&H’s DealZone and only lasts for a few hours. The 3TB version isn’t sold many places anymore, but the lowest it ever reached on Amazon was $ 90. In fact, that’s what the 4TB version is going for at the moment. None of the versions of this hard drive come  [Read More…]

Turn 1 USB port into 7 with $12 off Orico’s transparent desktop USB 3.0 hub

Remember when all the coolest tech products had transparent cases? Good times.

You can take $ 12 off the cost of one of Orico’s 7-port USB 3.0 desktop hubs when you enter coupon code P5RV3KYJ at checkout. That code works for both the 7-port hubs listed, bringing them down to just $ 17.99 apiece and it also takes $ 8 off the 4-port hub if you don’t need quite so much I/O.

As well as looking super  [Read More…]

Turn your Galaxy into a desktop with these DeX accessories

Samsung DeX is a wonderful system that is tragically overlooked by most users today. It’s a shame because, in 2019, DeX has never been easier to use, especially because you don’t have to shell out $ 50–$ 130 for one of Samsug’s swanky branded DeX stations. There are third-party USB-C hubs that work perfectly fine with DeX, and then, of course, there are tons of affordable, high-quality peripherals for adding a keyboard, mouse, and more!

Third-party DeX hub AUKEY CB-C59  [Read More…]

Sit or stand with Halter’s discounted adjustable elevating desktop

If you’re sitting all day, you’re not doing your back any favors. Time for a change.

The Halter ED-258 Preassembled height adjustable Sit/Stand desktop is down to $ 142.49 on Amazon. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it and is thanks to a $ 50 drop from its regular $ 200 asking price as well as an on-page coupon for a further 5% reduction. This deal is part of Amazon’s Gold Box deals, so the  [Read More…]

How to use Desktop Mode on your Kano Computer

The Kano OS works a little differently than a regular Windows OS. Instead of everything being accessible via clicking the start button in the bottom left-hand corner, you’ll instead see that applications are in small boxes, packed on top of one another in different sections with labels like “staff picks” and “make and explore.” Ultimately, this can be pretty confusing, but you can switch from this titled mode for your screen into the Kano OS’s desktop mode, which  [Read More…]

Get everything you need in the $550 Acer Aspire all-in-one desktop

Setup your perfect workstation.

The Acer Aspire C24-865-ACi5NT all-in-one 23.8-inch desktop computer is down to $ 549.99 on Amazon. That’s $ 100 off what it normally goes for and the only discount this combo has ever seen.

Amazon is having a large sale on a collection of laptops, desktops, and all-in-ones like this. If an all-in-one isn’t your cup of tea, try one of the other deals. They are all down to low prices.

The Aspire has  [Read More…]